The Orlando office celebrated the expansion of its office by inviting clients and colleagues to an Open House held on May 16, 2018. The firm leased new space on the 16th floor and expanded its occupancy of the 9th floor in its longtime address of 300 South Orange Avenue, known as Lincoln Plaza.
The event attracted more than 250 attendees, including many clients, judges and local politicians, with all enjoying the refreshments, the views and the overall drastic change from the office’s prior look. The new office space includes a complete modernization of both floors, with a 16th floor conference center featuring organic Florida materials and breathtaking views of downtown Orlando. The technology needs for today and the future were a key driver for the overall design, which includes sophisticated communication technology in conference spaces, cable management to reduce clutter, and the ability to make technology throughout the space fully scalable for the future.
“This move and expansion are part of Shutts’ statewide commitment to modernization throughout our eight offices,” said Orlando co-managing partner Daniel O’Keefe. “The office incorporates the most advanced features available in legal technology and contingency preparation.”
Mary Ruth Houston, co-managing partner of the office, added: “When designing the space, we kept the firm’s wellness initiatives in mind, which focus on wellness among all of our team members. We provided all new attorney and staff furniture, which were chosen for their ergonomic and health benefits. Natural lighting is a key feature of the space, impacting not only exterior offices, but also internal staff spaces. We also added a beautiful 9th floor break room overlooking the Downtown Performing Arts Center, which has been a favorite addition among staff and attorneys alike.”
“This is part of our continuing firm-wide rebranding, reflecting our dedication to providing cutting-edge service to our clients, and a positive and functional environment for our employees to provide those services” said Micky Grindstaff, the firm-wide managing partner who serves on the firm’s executive committee from the Orlando office.
Shutts & Bowen was represented in lease negotiations with Highwoods Properties by Jeff Patterson with Foundry Commercial. Construction on the space was completed by A.D. Owens Construction.
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